BrainStorming about how Drupal is able to "compete" with community product usable out of the box

JBI's picture
Start: 
2010-08-25 17:15 - 18:00 Europe/Copenhagen
Event type: 
User group meeting

Community products usable out of the box : How is Drupal able to "compete"?
BrainStorming session Monday 3:00 to 4:00 pm Copenhagen time, Register at http://groups.drupal.org/node/88459)

Drupal has now at least two community products usable out of the box. http://commons.acquia.com & http://openatrium.com
(Edit 20100822) http://drupal.org/project/voicebox targeting targets community media
+ facebook like feature http://sndemo.dev3.webenabled.net/node/1

There is a need to see how those projects compare and are able to "compete" with non-Drupal products.

The output of this brainstorming session could be a list of features based on a competition analysis focused on the most successful of each targeted audience :
-With enterprises in mind we could focus on http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/ & in SaaS mode http://www.jivesoftware.com
-With a general audience in mind http://buddypress.org or in SaaS mode http://ning.com.

That way we may be able to coordinate our efforts and see what our weaknesses and strengths are.

This opening informal session is meand to complement the sessions of the official shedule :
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/acquia-sponsored-session : accelerating drupal adoption through SaaS, distros and more
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/15-modules-help-you-build-community-w...

BOF sessions :
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/drupal-commons-social-business-software
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/federated-social-web-and-drupal

Based on previous discussions on GDO

http://groups.drupal.org/node/53268
http://groups.drupal.org/node/45468

There are lot of participants who could give a valuable input outside of the conference. We will use Ustream and I schedule it at 3PM European time / 9AM in the US.

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Soon to be a third

bonobo's picture

Our KDI work (called VoiceBox) is nearing completion - it provides another way for a community to get started working and communicating with and among their stakeholders.

The initial writeup of our proposal is here: http://groups.drupal.org/node/11585

A pre-alpha version is live (supporting a community of teachers and students writing about issues related to the Gulf oil spill) at http://voicesonthegulf.org

As part of this build, we worked to make our base features as reusable and extensible as possible; this process is described here: http://funnymonkey.com/building-features-for-install-profiles

This video shows some of the functionality available to end users: http://vimeo.com/13716311

We're finishing up final testing on our features and the accompanying install profile, and are looking to make an official release within the next couple weeks.

Great updated the event

JBI's picture

Very impressed by your video (is there a
WIll you be at DrupalCon or will you follow using Ustream ?
IcreamYou confirm I will look at Ustream

Not at DrupalCon

bonobo's picture

We made it to Paris and SF, but are sitting out CPH.

We'd love to be there, but we need to finish this install profile :)

Great updated the event

JBI's picture

Very impressed by your video (is there a
WIll you be at DrupalCon or will you follow using Ustream ?
IcreamYou confirm I will look at Ustream

Voices of the Gulf

harryc's picture

Great looking project. It seems very usable evidenced by people using it! Did your users contribute ideas as to how it should be structured?

Again, great job.

Not for the initial pass

bonobo's picture

For the initial pass, we built out functionality/an IA based on building similar sites over the last few years - so, we used feedback we had gathered/observed, and then built this site based on those observations (as well as things we all look for when we are using sites).

This was one of our driving factors in making the features for it as modular as possible; not everyone will want all of the exact functionality we built, or they might want to solve similar issues in different ways. So we wanted to make a base install that was feature rich and just worked, while allowing more technical/motivated users to use what they wanted as a base and discard the rest.

You should be able to follow and tchat thanks to UStream

JBI's picture

http://ustre.am/mVfQ How is Drupal able to "compete" in ready to use Community Website usable out of the box BrainStorming session Monday 3 to 4 pm CopenHaguen Time.

@bonobo & @icecreamyou fell Free to send or post any feature list beforehand it will help organize the session and raise awarness

Session in two hours time,feel free to engage NOW

JBI's picture

Before hand : http://bit.ly/Brainstorming_slides (fell free to add your slides 
Video Outside http://www.ustream.tv/channel/drupalconbrainstorming
In the room tchat http://www.ustream.tv/channel-room/162830

Thank you for being on line (4 of you) but it's cancel

JBI's picture

How Drupal can "compete" draw not enough interest :) long way to go for Drupal to be user ready ;) #drupalcon http://twitpic.com/2hgrqf

Let's try to make a BOF session or introduce enough "product" mindset in the official sessions this opening informal session was meand to complement : :
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/acquia-sponsored-session : accelerating drupal adoption through SaaS, distros and more
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/15-modules-help-you-build-community-w...

BOF sessions :
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/drupal-commons-social-business-software
http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/federated-social-web-and-drupal

Available to tchat

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Gtalk ingold.jb@gmail.com or skype ingoldjb
Please post to find other people http://groups.drupal.org/node/88459#comment-277869

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From wensday 5PM to 6 PM
We will still be able to Broadcast live for people in the US to have their input and tchat back.

http://cph2010.drupal.org/sessions/brainstorming-community-products-usab...

Feel free to message me to co-organize.

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